Holyoke, Colorado

LaVonne Dalton, Carol Haynes, Betty Ocken, Betty Bahler, Alice Lippert & Jim Muths

The Great Depression changed the lives of people who lived and farmed on the Great Plains and in turn, changed America.  Once prosperous farms lay abandoned and buried.  Families uprooted to escape the horrors of the relentless dirt storms that ravaged their crops, clogged their lungs and killed their livestock. For those that braced against the odds, the government programs that helped them live through the 30's, changed the future of agriculture forever. Weather touched every part of life in the 1930's. The dirt, insects, summer heat and winter cold left marks of a hard life on the people of the plains surviving "The Dirty 30's."

Dirty 30's Pitch Tournament Winners